Sheriff Walt Longmire is back! Wyoming author Craig Johnson will read from and discuss the newest book in his award-winning mystery series, The Longmire Defense, on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Elk River Books.
The Longmire Defense, the 19th book in the series, “takes readers deep in the heart of the Wyoming countryside where Sheriff Longmire is called to a crime scene like few others that he has witnessed. This crime leads to a much older, unsolved one with ties to a hidden mineral fund that may be worth billions. Walt is pushed to his ethical limits as his discovers that a possible murder weapon, long missing, had belonged to his own grandfather.”
A review in Publishers Weekly notes that, “the whodunit, which presents a dizzying number of red herrings, is one of Johnson’s trickiest, keeping readers deliciously off-balance throughout.”
Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for Longmire, the hit Netflix original drama. The books have won multiple awards: Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/BibliObs, the Wyoming Historical Association’s Book of the Year, Le Prix 813, the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award, the Mountains & Plains Book of the Year, the SNCF Prix de Polar, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, the Watson Award, Library Journal’s Best Mystery of the Year, the Rocky, and the Will Rogers Award for Fiction. His book Spirit of Steamboat was selected by the Wyoming State Library as the inaugural One Book Wyoming. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 26.
Elk River Books is located at 122 S. 2nd St. in downtown Livingston. The free event begins at 7 p.m., and a book signing and reception will follow.